Destroyer by Warren Murphy Richard Sapir
The Destroyer is a series of adventure novels created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. The series follows a Jersey cop named Remo Williams who was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and given the death sentence. The govenrment fakes his death in order to train him to become an assassin for a secret organization called CURE. He is trained by Chiun, the last Master of Sinanju, who becomes a father figure to him. The series was adapted to film as Remo: The Adventure Begins.

Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir debuted The Destroyer series in 1973 with the novel Created, The Destroyer. At first, the two authors would alternate writing a novel each, although both were credited. Later, they delegated to ghostwriters like Robert J. Randisi, William Ted Joy, Molly Cochran, Will Murray and Ed Hunsburger. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s Destroyer books in order of when they were first released (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Destroyer Books


Created, The Destroyer(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Check(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chinese Puzzle(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mafia Fix(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Quake(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Therapy(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Union Bust(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summit Chase(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder's Shield(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Squad(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill or Cure(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slave Safari(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acid Rock(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgment Day(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Ward(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oil Slick(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last War Dance(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funny Money(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Terror(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assassin's Play-Off(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Seeds(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Drain(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child's Play(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Curse(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Dreams(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Enemy Hands(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Temple(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ship of Death(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Death(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mugger Blood(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Head Men(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Chromosomes(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voodoo Die(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chained Reaction(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Cast(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power Play(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bottom Line(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bay City Blast(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing Link(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Games(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firing Line(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Timber Line(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Man(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balance of Power(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spoils of the War(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Next of Kin(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Space(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Profit Motive(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Deep(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Time(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock Value(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool's Gold(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Trial(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Drop(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master's Challenge(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Encounter Group(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Date with Death(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total Recall(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arms of Kali(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Game(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lords of the Earth(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Stone(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky is Falling(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Alchemist(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Yesterday(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sue Me(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Look Into My Eyes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old-Fashioned War(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Ties(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eleventh Hour(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return Engagement(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sole Survivor(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Line of Succession(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking Wounded(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rain of Terror(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Crusade(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coin of the Realm(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Smoke and Mirrors(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shooting Schedule(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Sentence(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hostile Takeover(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival Course(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skull Duggery(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ground Zero(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Lust(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arabian Nightmare(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mob Psychology(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ultimate Death(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Horse(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost in the Machine(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Warrior(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Dragon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminal Transmission(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feeding Frenzy(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Priestess(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infernal Revenue(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Identity Crisis(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Target of Opportunity(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Color of Fear(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Rites(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bidding War(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unite and Conquer(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Engines of Destruction(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angry White Mailmen(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scorched Earth(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Water(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bamboo Dragon(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Obsession(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Say Die(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prophet of Doom(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Storm(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empire Dreams(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Failing Marks(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misfortune Teller(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Reel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Genes(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Watts(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fade to Black(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Monarch(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pound of Prevention(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Syndication Rites(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disloyal Opposition(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrong Stuff(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Air Raid(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Market Force(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Beginning(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father to Son(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waste Not, Want Not(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Selection(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf's Bane(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubled Waters(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloody Tourists(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Political Pressure(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unpopular Science(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Industrial Evolution(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Contest(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dream Thing(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Ages(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frightening Strikes(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mindblower(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Dog(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Mother(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Bones(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the World(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories Books


The Day Remo Died(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Song(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Number Two(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Destroyer Books

The Day Remo Died is a prequel novella that tells the origin of the Remo Williams character.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Remo: The Adventure Begins(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Destroyer World: New Blood(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Assassin's Handbook(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroyer World: The Way Of The Assassin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Destroyer series was co-created by Richard Sapir, and the novels largely ghostwritten by other authors. The New Destroyer series was co-authored with James Mullaney. The Assassin’s Handbook was later updated and revised as Inside Sinanju. Remo: The Adventure Begins was co-authored by Richard Ben Sapir.

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The Destroyer Synopsis: In Created, the Destroyer by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir, Remo Williams is put to death by way of electrocution for murdering a drug dealer. The government organization known as CURE resurrects Remo to create the ultimate assassin in order to carry out their dirty plans. With the direction of Master Chiun, Remo becomes The Destroyer and is dispatched to clean up the seedy underworld.

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